UCD Earth Institute

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Facts & Figures

UCD Earth Institute is Ireland’s largest and most influential centre of excellence focusing on the earth and environmental sciences.

The Institute was created to provide evidence-based research that would contribute to a greater understanding of climate and environmental challenges facing the global community, and in doing so, to help inform and influence the development of technology and policy-based solutions to these problems.

Find out more about us and our work in this short UCD Earth Institute Video.

The Institute represents a vital opportunity to lead Ireland’s research responses to these global challenges and to influence public debate and government policy on related issues.

The UCD Earth Institute is home to:

  • 70 Principal Investigators and their teams of researchers

  • 6 awardees of prestigiousEuropean Research Council funding

    • Prof Penny McElwain
    • Prof Emma Teeling
    • Prof Ron Pinhasi
    • Prof Frederic Dias
    • Prof Debra Laefer
    • Prof Suzanne Kingston
  • Unique technologies and items of equipment e.g.:

    • Artificial sky
    • Programme for Experimental Atmospheres and Climate
  • Principal Investigators involved in conceptualizingand influencing significant Irish and European policies, e.g.:

    • Carbon Emissions trading
    • Irish wastewater pricing guidelines